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Vancouver beaches re-open after E.coli forced closures

Last Updated Aug 3, 2018 at 3:39 pm PDT

(Courtesy Vancouver Park Board)

Most local beaches are safe to use again after earlier closures caused by high levels of bacteria

Trout Lake remains closed as waters are deemed safe after E.coli closure

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Just in time for the BC Day long weekend some Metro Vancouver beaches, that had been closed due to high levels of E.coli, have been re-opened.

Vancouver Coastal Health says it latest water samples from Kitsilano Beach and Kitsilano Point show the water is safe to use again, following a temporary closure.

Three beaches in West Vancouver that were also affected by a closure — Whytecliff, Ambleside and Sandy Cove — and they were all re-opened to the public on Thursday.

Trout Lake is still closed.

High levels of bacteria in the water forced the health authority to close the beaches last week. The water at local beaches is tested weekly during the summer months around the region.

Meantime, testing is underway on the water from Hatzic Lake after it was closed earlier this week as people reported feeling sick.